Summer Events

Future Fossils at the Big WeekendFuture fossil

Saturday July 11th, Parkers Piece
12.00-17.00 in the Fun Lab tent
All ages with adult supervision
Free, drop in event

What will geologists of the future find preserved in rocks which are forming today? Have a go at predicting what future fossils might look like by making your own from plaster.
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Visit the Make and Create Tent next door to Fun Lab for more hands-on creative fun with the other UCM Musuems at the Big Weekend

 

 

Fossil rubbing at Heffersheffers logo

Wednesday 26th August, 11-12.30 and 1-2.30
Heffers Bookshop, Trinity Street
All ages, with adult supervision
Free drop in event

Come and make your own fossil rubbing of footprints, frogs, pterosaurs and much more. Then why not pop in to the Sedgwick Museum and see if you can find similar fossils in the museum collection.

Tall Tales of the Fen TigerFen Workmen

Friday 28th August, 10.30-12.00
Ages: 5-7yrs, children must be accompanied by an adult Eventbrite - Tall Tales of the Fen Tiger Free. Booking is essential, tickets available from 10th August

Do you think you can see through the Fen Tigers tall tales?  Come and find out about some fossil myths and legends, and make up some of your own. Interactive storytelling with storyteller Marion Leeper

Guided tours of the museum for adults and young people

Ages: 12+
Free. Booking essential, call 01223 333456 or visit the Museum shop

Topics covered include: Geological Maps and Map Makers and The Evolutionary Arms Race.

Thursday August 6th 10.15am-11am Geological Maps and Map Makers
An introduction to the temporary exhibition now open in the Museum

Wednesday August 12th 10.15am-11am The Evolutionary Arms Race
An introduction to 500 million years of ‘nature red in tooth and claw’

Wednesday August 19th 10.15am-11am Geological Maps and Map Makers
An introduction to the temporary exhibition now open in the Museum

Wednesday August 26th 10.15am-11am The Evolutionary Arms Race
An introduction to 500 million years of ‘nature red in tooth and claw’

Summer at the Museums

Check out the full programme of events across the UCM Museums and other local venues across the County

Monday to Friday
10:00 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 17:00

Saturday
10:00 to 16:00 

Sunday
CLOSED



A weird group of ancient but surviving carnivorous worms, known as priapulids, which live in burrows on the seabed, evolved a remarkable method of capturing their prey – they can turn their hook-lined throat region inside out through the mouth to form a very effective grappling iron for capturing their prey.



The possibility that the extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago may have been caused by the eruption of the Deccan lavas in India has been increased by new research, published in the Geological Society of America Bulletin (doi:10.1130/B31167.1).